Sony Warns of New Phishing E-Mails Related to PSN
Electronic Theatre a gaming publication has reported that scam e-mails related to PSN and purporting to be from Sony are coming to its personnel. Although the messages assert that they're from Sony Computer Entertainment, their real source isn't known. MyBroadband.co.za published this on May 5, 2011.
Also with quite similar contents like in the ones which Sony issued during the end-week of April 2011, the latest scam e-mails too describe a security hack. Nevertheless, the e-mails display a web-link that promise to take the user onto a webpage offering him a reset of their PSN password.
Meanwhile, Electronic Theatre lately issued an alert to its customers that Sony wouldn't ever solicit any payment card number from them as also warned of any probable phishing e-mail scam. Further, Sony would think about providing free service for again issuing fresh payment cards incase customers wanted one.
Still, for keeping identity theft at bay, the company has urged consumers for remaining watchful as well as examining the statements of their payment cards. Additionally, they can verify their last product procurements on PSN through the customer support of Sony.
Actually, when Electronic Theatre personnel examined the web-link in the fake e-mail coming to them, they found that it took onto a site that was clearly phony. In the false promise of reviving access to PSN, the site directed visitors for supplying personal card details, a sure sign that the e-mail was fraudulent.
Furthermore, ET indicates that no clue is prevalent that shows that the present fraudulent e-mails have an association with the PSN as well as SEO hack which witnessed theft of account details of around 100m users. The case could be of phishers attempting their luck; however, the timing of their attempts seems rather suspicious.
Nevertheless, different from the assault which disabled the PSN, Kaz Hirai Executive at Sony stated that the Sony website had received attacks from Anonymous, as well as the hacktivist gang, which aimed at Sony during its lawsuit vis-à-vis George "Geohot" Hotz the hacker and jail fugitive. In those attacks, hackers had harvested Sony executives' private details as also posted them online.
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